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About Oak and Almond

Oak and almond wood fuels our wood burning oven and stove. Imparting an earthy quality to many of our menu items, these hardwoods are at the heart of our restaurant's philosophy.

With cuisine inspired by the traditions & techniques of yesteryear, our philosophy is simple: provide delicious handcrafted food, created with well sourced seasonal ingredients with a focus on hearth & flame, Organic Farm to Table. We source the best artesian ingredients and prepare them simply with respect. The wine program highlights biodynamic and organic selections, which compliment the simple integrity of our menu.

An 18 foot communal table, crafted from local 100 year old oak floorboards anchors the dining room. Hand-rubbed walnut tables, industrial fixtures, and an open kitchen featuring a wood burning oven and stove provide a modern yet warm dining experience.

544 Main Avenue
Norwalk, CT 06851
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
LUNCH: Daily 1130 am - 4:30pm;

DINNER: MONDAY THRU SATURDAY 4:30pm - 10pm,
SUNDAY 3PM-9PM

BRUNCH: SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 11.30 TO 3PM

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(203) 846-4600

Website:
http://www.oakandalmond.com/

Catering:
5 Star Catering Services to serve your every need. Private dining rooms available for groups of 15 to 55 guests for a full service seated dinner, and up to 70 for cocktails & hors d’ oeuvres. Private rooms are also idea for meetings and presentations. Reception space is also available in the main dining room, bar or our majestic patio. Our recently built patio, complete with hand crafted fountain, full bar and its own fireplace, can hold up to 150 for a full service seated dinner or 300 for a cocktail reception.

Parking Details:
Private parking lot or parking available in the Hilton Hotel next door.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Oak and Almond Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.1

ambience

4.4

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Groups (26)
Good for a Date (21)
Local Ingredients (20)
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Special Occasion (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (14)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Healthy (13)
Great for Lunch (13)
Organic (13)
Great for Brunch (12)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Casual (12)
Romantic (12)
Business Meals (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Authentic (9)
Seasonal (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Kid-friendly (6)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Tasting Menu (3)
Vegan (3)
Afternoon Coffee (2)
Late-night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Vibrant Bar Scene (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Live Sports (1)
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 (New York Area)·Dined a day ago

Top to bottom fantastic experience. Delicious food. Can’t wait to go back.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Went here for Saturday brunch with a few friends and we had a great experience. The eggs Benedict are seriously the best ones I've ever had and their homemade bread that they bring to your table at the start had everyone raving. I've also been here for dinner before and it was great as well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Comfort Food, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

nothing to write home about, service was not that great and the food was mediocre at best

Tags: Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Great atmosphere and menu. Brunch has 10$ bottomless mimosas and 5$ bloody Mary’s. Great selection, yummy food. Can’t wait to go back!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Our special occasion was New Years Eve. Food was great and service was as well even though they were very busy. We really enjoyed ourselves. A definite recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 31, 2017

In my humble opinion, Oak & Almond is a high end neighborhood restaurant. I'm glad it's there where my wife and I can dine when the normal run of the mill will not cut it!

We dined there for an early New Year's Eve dinner. Very enjoyable setting, dinner. Would recommend it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 31, 2017

This is my second time coming to Oak and Almond for brunch and I was Happy to have the same waiter Rakesh, who is amazing and very knowledgable about the items on the menu.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Wonderful festive holiday atmosphere. Highly recommended for a gathering with friends!

Tags: Seasonal, Bar Seating
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Excellent pasta - one of our best meals during our trip!

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·Dined on December 20, 2017

I was over charged, 2 two piece instead of one two piece. $40 for a salad and pasta, did not catch error till I was out of resturant

Tags: Vegan, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Great after work bar scene and also good for business lunches and dinners.

Tags: Healthy, Cozy, Bar Seating, Disabled Access, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Casual, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Organic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 11, 2017

The Oak & Almond is consistently good and that is very important in choosing a restaurant. Service, too, is always friendly and helpful.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Casual, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Service was slow, food wasn’t up to par. The manager comped the meal, however it was still a bad experience. We usually like eating here.

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Another good meal at Oak and Almond. Good choices for everyone.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Overall, everything was great. Cozy ambience. Delicious drinks and food - the only thing I was disappointed in was my salmon which I did not like at all. I would still go back though - just wouldn't order that again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 25, 2017

food was creative, fun and delicious. service was second to none.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Afternoon Coffee, Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Live Sports
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Always have a great experience here. Fresh farm to table ingredients and always delicious. Cozy atmosphere!

Tags: Organic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Casual, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We had never been to this restaurant so thought we would give it a try. In my open table reservation special notation was made that a quiet table was necessary. I included my email address just in case.
Upon arrival we found the two hostesses in a spirited conversation with their backs to us. We waited and finally ask if we could get some help. I explained my open table reservation and request and was promptly told that special requests cannot always be fulfilled. After I pretty much insisted on a quiet table we were told the only table available was in a corner of the loud and boisterous dining room. This room was one of many rooms with open tables but somehow the hostess insisted we sit at this specific table. When things got difficult a youn man interceded and explain of course we could have a quiet table and he led us to a quiet pleasant corner table in a smaller room. Note we were not alone in this room and there were several other tables in this same room that were open and available.
Based on the experience we had I would be hesitant to suggest this restaurant to friends.
The hostess mess really put a shadow on the evening. You are only as good as your weakest link and inattentive hostesses are the first customer contact and thus they best be well versed and flexible and able to offer alternatives. I have to ask for quiet tables as my spouse has had a series of strokes and excessive noise/sound are very upsetting to him. Food was wonderful. And plentiful. Experience was not so good.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 2, 2017

Food including calamari and chicken was much too salty. In the past had much better experiences at this restaurant.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 28, 2017

I had eaten lunch at Oak and Almond, but had never gone for dinner. Will definitely go again. Four people ordered four different dishes (chicken, steak, and two different fish dishes), and everyone was raving about their entree, as well as the ambience. This restaurant is a (somewhat hidden) gem.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New England)·Dined on October 24, 2017

It was our second time there. We were anxious to go back since we loved it so much the first time. Everything was very good but the cobbler could have had more crust!

Tags: Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Healthy
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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Extremely slow

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Oak & Almond is one of my favorite restaurants, every year when my family visits me at college we come. The food is so delicious, the restaurant and lighting is so pretty, and the service is so personal. Amazing.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Drove from NJ just to have their amazing roasted chicken and potatoes. I get there and it’s mid afternoon about 1:30 PM and the waiter and chef accommodated me wanting an item that was from the diner menu. The waiter who previously assisted us on our last visit was very kind and actually remembered my spouse and I. This is just such an amazing place and it was worth the drive and the price as well. Will visit again for sure!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Bar Seating, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great food and service. Our first time there but we plan on coming back again.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent food. Loved the oysters Rockefeller. Great King Salmon and pasta. Chocolate Tart was fantastic.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Went for dinner. Lively scene with great food and service! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Fun, Organic, Authentic, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had 2 great meals here. The food was flavorful and the kitchen accommodating. Our waitress was Catalina and she was super. She had great recommendations and an engaging spirit.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Very disappointing second visit. We had really enjoyed a previous visit on a Saturday evening. But the food was not good on our recent Sunday evening visit. Maybe Sunday evening is a bad time to visit this restaurant. I ordered the special pork chops both times. It was delicious the first time and came with a fresh veggie side. On Sunday, the chops were chewy and came with sodium laced white beans, that tasted like they were warmed up from a can. Also did not like the bourbon pecan pie, I have had better pecan pies from shop and stop.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Our visit to Oak and Almond got off to a very rough start after a server had not shown up approx. 15 minutes after we had been seated. I walked up to the hostess desk and asked if they could see about getting us service. Instead of doing this, the hostess walked up to the table a couple of minutes later and basically questioned how we got to the table and if we even had a reservation. Naturally we had a reservation and her coworker seated us and gave us menus so I did not like her accusatory nature and tone. Instead she should have come up to us and asked nicely and said she was trying to figure out what happened. The manager sorted the issue and he then made sure we were served correctly...even though the overall service from the waiter left a lot to be desired. Service issues aside, the food was very good so we will give them another chance to get the entire experience right next time.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Delicious as always. They never let me down. I take clients here all the time. This time it was for my sister's birthday and a very nice evening.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Quick Bite
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Drinks: *SLURP*
Food: NOM NOM NOM
Everything was delicious

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Everything was great. We got there early and were seated promptly without having to wait until our reservation. The service was attentive without being intrusive. The table we were first assigned turned out to be close to the door to the outside patio, and it was a cool day, so we mentioned this and were moved to a nice seat by the window without any fuss or delay. The selection was varied and food we ordered was perfectly prepared. There was a food allergy which was well handled, and a menu dish was altered to accommodate, without sacrificing the flavor/sauce. I would definitely come here again, and highly recommend it to anyone.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 29, 2017

A lovely after work dinner with a friend. Gorgeous outdoor area - heaters for the slight chill in the air. The food tastes authentic - fresh produce and cooked to perfection. We shared the funghi flatbread, cheese board and warm olives. We didn’t finish everything and we both quite satisfied. Will definitely be going back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 27, 2017

It was very nice

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I have eaten at Oak and Almond now approximately 6 times and have enjoyed every single meal. I have dined both inside and out and always very satisfied with ambiance, service and especially the creative, tasty dishes. I highly recommend this restaurant

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Nashville)·Dined on September 18, 2017

I had dinner with 7 business associates and for the most part the meals were great. However the Tuna, two of the seven meals, was offered as seared and was way over done. I would have returned the over cooked tuna but the waiter never came back to the table. Considering the other five meals I will go back and try Oak and Almond again. Bottom line: Five great meals and 2 not so great meals and a very poor waiter.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Although the food was very good, the service was the poorest in a restaurant in some time - from the awkward host experience through 35 minutes before a waiter came to our table and appetizers appearing long before drinks. The waiter seemed disappointed when we wanted to order dessert.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Seated my date and me in a side room on a plastic folding table. The carrying handle was hitting me in the midsection. Nobody else in the room. Some sort of event going on in the main dining room. Asked about sitting at the bar, they confirmed there was a table. As we walked there they gave the table away. We left.

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